From the Trenches: The Parent Trap

Mike Lawson • Archives • October 30, 2006

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From The Trenches: The Parent Trap

by Bob Morrison

There is an emerging trend that, until recently, had been isolated to California ( Redwood City, Concord, and dozens of others). This trend has now started to pop up in school districts across the country. I call it The Parent Trap.

To explain this phenomenon, here is an e-mail we received from someone after they watched the “Dr. Phil Show” episode, The Power of Music that illustrates the point:

Did you see what just happened? In a two-step move the school district has now shifted the responsibility to fund a core subject, music, from the school board to the parents.

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